Unitasker Wednesday: Rochambeau

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!

I’ll be honest, I never believed that I was going to find a better unitasker than the Spin the Bottle game. With Spin the Bottle, I thought the rest of our posts would pale in comparison. Then, I got a message from my friend Brittany and everything changed. Brittany introduced me to the Rock Paper Scissors game:

To play, you put your hand on the buttons and choose to push one button (scissors) or two buttons (rock) or no buttons at all (paper).

You can buy the game in (in)convenient 24-packs or the party-size 72 pack and display case!

32 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: Rochambeau”

  1. posted by Donna on

    But…you get CANDY. How else can you play rock paper scissors with candy in your hand? If you try it without these devices, your candy goes everywhere, unless you pick rock ever time. And what fun is that? This could be a lifesaver for people everywhere who want to play rock paper scissors and get their sugar buzz on at the same time.

  2. posted by Jacki Hollywood Brown on

    speechless

  3. posted by megan on

    This. Is. Awesome.

  4. posted by Sheena on

    I don’t even know what to say to this.

  5. posted by Jill on

    I’m speechless. I wonder if they’ll be coming out with a Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock version ;-)

  6. posted by Another Deb on

    This seems somehow equivalent to wearing shoes that are shaped like human feet.

  7. posted by Olga on

    So, basically, you are just buying candy, and in addition to that, a huge piece of plastic… Lovely.

  8. posted by Mac on

    @Jill: But how would you decide who stops using Spock?

  9. posted by Wendy on

    It’s decidedly not a unitasker – it holds candy as well! That makes it a bitasker. Cute, nevertheless…

  10. posted by Amy on

    To those who occasionally feel that the hard work they do at their jobs is meaningless, can you imagine working at this factory? Sad.

  11. posted by Jessiejack on

    Thanks for the laugh!
    ps each hand costs $1.00 so they aren’t cheap either

  12. posted by Celeste on

    This is just the thing for people without hands! Oh wait…

    It’s crazy silly all right. I just bought my daughter a rock-paper-scissors shirt from Snorg Tees so I have to laugh at more R-P-S being out there. She’s 7 so we can pass a lot of tie waiting with some rounds of this. But I think we’ll just stick with the multitaskers we’re already using, thanks!

  13. posted by Patrick Reagan on

    And if you’ve ever wanted to play Rock, Paper, Scissors against one of your friends on Twitter, you can now with TweetsOfFury.

  14. posted by becoming minimalist on

    kids today… they’re just so darn lazy.

  15. posted by DaveW on

    FTW!

    I’m sending a case of this to my wife’s cousin, the Managing Director of the World RPS Society (Seriously. http://www.worldrps.com).

  16. posted by waaht on

    Sigh… another Unitasker post that obviates common sense and fun.

    Yes at first glance it seems pointless and foolish but the product is marketed as “Rock Paper Scissors Novelty Candy”. That is a direct quote of the title of the Amazon page you yourself linked to.

    It’s SUPPOSED to be a NOVELTY with the primary purpose of buying it for CANDY. It is not meant for adults to use seriously – it’s meant for kids to have fun.

    Come on Unclutter… if you’re gonna continue doing Unitasker Wednesday, could you write up about some genuinely ludicrous stuff like gasoline powered toothpicks or Diamond corn on the cob end-forks? Picking on stuff that’s obviously not meant to be taken seriously just makes you nit-pickers.

  17. posted by Dawn on

    These would be cool treats at kid’s birthday party! FUN!

  18. posted by coco on

    my boys would love this piece of crap! :)

  19. posted by Shay on

    Darnit, I almost made it. I clicked through from my Reader to see the comments. “Surely,” I thought, “surely no one could possibly defend THIS week’s unitasker.”

    Alas, wrong again.

  20. posted by momofthree on

    What a waste of plastic, my VERY ecologically minded daughter would say. Just how much energy did it need to create these hunks of junk, and just how much pollution was generated at the factory?

    And then is the candy, pretty bland and tasteless. Have seen those little pellets before in other containers and my kids were so UNimpressed by the flavor!

    Just another piece that once the “play factor” is over will wind up in the recycle bin…
    or countless trash cans around the globe.

  21. posted by Andy on

    Well I though that Spin The Bottle was the daftest but this absolutely takes the biscuit.

  22. posted by Lori Paximadis on

    Someone totally needs to hack one of those to get it to give the finger, then figure out a way to push the appropriate button remotely. Then I could mount one in the rear window of my car and it would no longer be a unitasker.

  23. posted by Amanda on

    @Lori, if someone invented that, my husband would have one in a heartbeat — he has a 90 minute commute each way every day, so you can imagine how tired his commentary finger is at the end of the day. This would solve that problem! LMAO :)

  24. posted by Amanda on

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha. (wipes eyes) Just when you thought you’ve heard everything, someone tsk tsks that we are mocking a PLASTIC NOVELTY as a unitasker. Yes, we ARE nit-pickers, and the nit we are picking is that this is a stupid plastic piece of useless garbage. If you want to enjoy some candy and play Rock/Paper/Scissors at the same time, buy some decent candy (chocolate) and use the multitaskers at the end of your arms to play the game.

  25. posted by Krisha on

    @waaht your comment shows you’re completely missing the point.

    that being said, i’d be the person that always chose rock or paper, because trying to push down just one of those buttons is just too hard…

  26. posted by Beverly D on

    I was really hoping this post would finally tell me the POINT of this game. I’ve never gotten it, never thought it was fun, so this candy thing doesn’t make sense either.

  27. posted by RoaringSilence on

    What the ??!!?

    When I saw the picture, I thought those things had a computer inside of them which would randomize the outcome.
    I can’t decide now if that would have been even more or less pointless.

    By the way, Beverly, I think you don’t usually play the game for entertainment, but to decide something, kind of like throwing a coin.

  28. posted by Linda on

    They are laughing all the way to the bank! I’ve always hoped I would come up with a sort of “pet rock” idea that I could market just before Christmas and sell them in the stores, right by the register and all would buy for their funny, gag, have to have Christmas present and by the New Year it would be over, but i”d be laughing all the way to the bank! This is pretty close!

  29. posted by David on

    waaht is absolutely right

    as is Dawn — party favors — perhaps that is why “You can buy the game in (in)convenient 24-packs”

  30. posted by Karyn on

    Sense of humor? Operative. LMAO? Absolutely.

    :D

    Damn the torpedoes, Erin! Full speed ahead to next Wednesday’s Unitasker!!!

    Note: I still think the Spin the Bottle game tops this one; at least these don’t require batteries. ;-)

  31. posted by Nat on

    If you can punch your sibling with the rock selection or just jab them or threaten to jab them with any selection, does that make it actually a multi-tasker.

    I’m not touching you… (wave hand) I’m not touching you….

  32. posted by Jill on

    LOL those are crazy, I’m sure the candy tastes like crap though.

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